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Help with sentence

In French ' what is your name' is ' comment t'appele tu'. Why do they have 'te' and 'tu' In the same sentence?

July 16, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

The correct spelling is "Comment t'appelles-tu ?" (with an "s" as the ending of the verb for the second person singular).

The "te" refers back to "tu" ("you"). You could translate it literally as "What are you calling yourself?" (Which is not something you would say in English, of course).

Languages express ideas in different ways. This makes them so interesting.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcD50

Literally, word per word: how - yourself - call - you? That is to say: How you do call yourself?

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